Dwyane Wade wants Heat fans to give LeBron James a warm welcome
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Dwyane Wade wants Heat fans to give LeBron James a warm welcome

Four years ago, LeBron James descended upon Miami like a gift from above. This Christmas, that gift returns in a Cavaliers uniform.

Four years ago, LeBron James descended upon Miami like a gift from above. This Christmas, that gift returns in a Cavaliers uniform.

As far as former teammate Dwyane Wade is concerned, James deserves a warm welcome from Heat fans when his Cavaliers come to play at American Airlines Arena on Thursday.

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“The man helped take us to places we've only been once before he got here," Wade told ESPN.com. “So I think he should be received very well for that at the start of the game.”

James returned to Cleveland this summer after spending the previous four seasons in Miami and helping the Heat to four NBA Finals appearances and back-to-back NBA titles.


The Heat are currently 13-15, with Wade averaging a team-high 22.8 points per game.

James is averaging 25.2 points and 7.8 assists per game for the Cavaliers, whose record currently stands at 16-10. James has said Wade was one of his biggest supporters when he decided to return to Cleveland.


"Obviously, he wanted me to stay and he was a big reason why I was teetering back and forth, because it's bigger than basketball with me and him,” James said. “It's like a friendship I can't explain. It's like a brother that I never had."

The team plans to show a video compilation of highlights from James’ time in Miami on Thursday.

 

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